Who's ready to have some fun? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts and events—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some fun events coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see comedian Ian Karmel's late show at Revolution Hall this Saturday, March 23!

Hometown hero and comedian Ian Karmel is returning to Portland to record his latest comedy album at Revolution Hall! The former Portland’s Funniest winner has since gone on to write for Chelsea Handler as well as earning the title of head writer on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Widely regarded as a top national touring comedian, Karmel will be offering a sterling night of comedy in which he reflects on his wild days of partying, and his current days of groaning every morning as he gets out of bed and struggles to find his slippers. (Read more about Ian in this great Mercury interview.) Get your tickets for his Saturday late show here, or enter to win free tickets! (Note: Winning tickets are for the 10 pm show only. Winners will be contacted Friday afternoon.)

Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, Sat March 23, 10 pm, $30, 21+

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Sonic Symphony on March 29 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!

Get ready to run down memory lane at Sonic speed! Sonic Symphony is an immersive live experience that celebrates more than three decades of music from SEGA’s iconic mascot. From the classic 8-bit and 16-bit tunes to rock and EDM songs, this concert will take you on a musical journey through the colorful world of Sonic the Hedgehog. Relive your favorite Sonic moments, brought to life by a full symphony orchestra. Sonic Symphony will be an electrifying tribute to the music that has defined generations of gamers, old and new. Don’t miss the chance to experience the sounds of Sonic like never before! Get your tickets now or enter to win free tix here!

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Fri March 29, $53-$116.60, all ages

• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see the Batman (1989) 35th Anniversary Concert on March 30 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!

Gotham City’s #1 defender is coming to Portland! Announcing the 2024 Batman™ in Concert celebrating the iconic original Batman film from (1989). This amazing concert experience will allow audiences to watch Batman starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson like never before with the full Danny Elfman score performed LIVE by a symphony orchestra. 2024 is the 35th Anniversary of Batman and you won't want to miss this concert event! Get your tickets now or enter to win free tix here!

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Sat March 30, 8 pm, $40-$100, all ages

GOOD LUCK! Winners will be notified on Monday (except for the Ian Karmel winners who will be notified this Friday). Check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!